In the last week, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s have made news in somewhat unusual ways.
We’ve been watching as negotiations between the Falls City Fire Department and Southwest Polk Rural Fire District have carried on and declared at an impasse.
Because representatives in the Oregon Legislature are concerned about whether or not voters will support additional taxes on some health insurance plans, managed care organizations and hospitals, a January special election will be held, with ballots mailed on Friday and due back to the Elections Office by 8 p.m. on Jan. 23.
Oregonians, long proud of having no sales tax, now have two point-of-sales taxes — and one that rides the border of being such a tax.
Driving drunk is never OK.
When the organizers of the Polk County Homeless Connect event announced they had decided to refocus on those who are already homeless — away from also aiding those who are considered “at risk” of homelessness — it is understanding they would get some push back from those hurting in our communities.
As we are busy investigating our local Community Champions, digging up all the good things our neighbors are doing in our communities, organizations and groups in Dallas, Falls City, Independence and Monmouth are putting the finishing touches on plans to host Santa and light trees.
Whether you choose to hit the shops on Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, or sit in your pajamas and search for deals online through Cyber Monday, holiday shopping means opportunities to brighten the day of a loved one.
Editorial for Nov. 15
Today officially starts our run to the holidays and the end of 2017, with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s.
Tuesday is Halloween, and with the leaves changing color and chill in the air, it seems a perfect time for some spooky fun.
It’s a sticky subject, suicide is.
It’s sad, but true.
What a somber start to the month, with multiple deaths in Polk County from car accidents, as reported in last week’s paper, to a mass shooting in Las Vegas that affects us all as we mourn with victims and their loved ones, to communities still recovering from massive hurricanes.
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